|So good on the rustic bread|
I have missed two weeks with Dorie and I am so glad to get back into cooking with this wonderful group. The first recipe I missed was the Slow Roasted Tomatoes. I was really looking forward to making these. Everyone else's looked fantastic, so last week I finally got them made. They were awesome. I used mine in pasta...such a nice addition. These flavorful, delicious tomatoes will be making many appearances on our dinner table in the future. I was singing the praises of these delicious tomatoes to my son and he decided to make them for his dinner last weekend. I think they might just become a family favorite.
|My lovely roasted tomatoes...I just had to share|
|I added them to my pasta with a few tablespoons of tomato sauce mixed in...Yum!|
Well last friday I chose not to make the Salmon in a Jar. I am a fan of most fish, but not raw, pickled or brined. Even though everyones' looked quite nice, I just couldn't get past the raw thing.
So here we are with Eggplant Caviar! Eggplant is definitely a favorite of mine! I grew up with it. There were always eggplant dishes on our table. This reminded me of baba ganoush. I had an aunt that made the best baba ganoush...and she made it every time you went to visit. Dorie actually mentions how this caviar is closely related to baba ganoush. The only thing missing, I think, was the tahinni. This was relatively easy to put together. Roast your eggplant for 45 minutes. Scoop it into a bowl and mash with the garlic and olive oil. Then add lemon zest and lemon juice, onion and herbs. I chose to leave out the onion. Other then that, I made it as written by Dorie. I really enjoyed this recipe. It was very tasty. I served it with crackers and rustic bread. This was a really wonderful appetizer or just nice for an afternoon snack.
|My delicious afternoon snack|
These recipes can be found in Dorie Greenspans' Cookbook "Around My French Table". You can also see what other Doristas are doing here. For the Slow Roasted Tomatoes, you can get the recipe here on Dorie Greenspans' blog